JP Held Party to Celebrate Its Ninth Anniversary

Do you know how to play Watermelon Relay Race? If no,let me tell you now O(∩_∩)O~~

Founded on Aug. 28, 2007 as a subsidiary of the Development Group, Henan Jianpei Development Co., Ltd. now has been 9-year old and the JP Ninth Anniversary party was successfully held on JP's office building on Aug. 27, 2016.

Different from ordinary dancing openings, this party started with a classical game named Radish Squatting. All the participants were divided into eight groups and they discussed their group name and game strategy ardently.

After reviewing JP's history, we came to the next part--JP, I WANNA TELL U... The host picked out some wishes at random from the towering tree which consisted of all of our words to JP and read it out. Two employee representatives delivered a speech to tell their love with JP and the best wishes, touching and warm.

Then, we had the honor to have JP's general manager Ms. Zang and President of Development Group Mr. Jin to deliver a speech. They recognized JP's achievement and spoke highly of every employee's effort. And with the best wishes for JP, they sang birthday song and cut birthday cake together with all the participants happily.

After that, the most exciting game time came--Watermelon Relay Race. Caption of each team came out for the one-one PK to select watermelon. Then the group member eat the whole watermelon one after one by dividing it into several pieces, and the team who ate it up fastest won. Apart from cooperating with team members to have a feast on the delicious watermelon in the hot summer, every enjoy a great time in this game.

At last, we took a photo to memorize the special moment. And we believe, in the future, JP will be better and better, and more and more people will fall in love with it.


Scientific Link Between Happiness & Decision Making

Came across a meaningful essay in fastcompany.com and would like to share the main content.
How do you make decisions? Some people want to find the absolute best option ("maximizers"). Others, known as "satisficers," have a set of criteria, and go for the first option that clears the bar.
While wanting the best seems like a good thing, research from Swarthmore College finds that satisficers tend to be happier than maximizers.

People who want the best tend to be prone to regret, and maximizers are also prone to measuring themselves against others. Consequently, envy quickly make people miserable.

This happiness gap raises the question: Can maximizers learn to become satisficers? Can you learn to settle for good enough? Possibly, but it takes some work, and here are some ways.

I. Get Practical

Wisdom is realizing that the idea of the best is preposterous and there is no best but better. So rather than focusing on best, start approaching decisions with a list of practical criteria. For example, is the house near your office? Is the yard big enough for your dog? And just put on the list what matters to you to select a fine house. Remember, anything that satisfies all your important criteria will be fine.

II. Discover Your Inner Satisficer

Make sure you see the upsides of satisfying. Just cut time working on something from hours to minutes when you realize that you don't need to complete it perfectly.

III. Change Your Frame of Reference

The problem with social comparison is that people are more likely to look at those with more (versus those with less), and hence feel miserable. But you can consciously change who you see. There are many reasons to try a social media detox, for example. Learning to be happy with "good enough" is one of them.

IV. Delegate

If you have trouble making decisions, then "choose when to choose," says Schwartz. Hire a decorator who will show you two options for light fixtures. If you’re looking for a new phone plan, call a friend who just chose one and, if she’s happy with it, go for what she went for. Chances are, you’ll like it too. You can ask the waiter which entree he likes and choose that.

V. Budge Your Time

You're advised to create an overall plan for the day or week. Then get clear on what's a high-impact task and what's not. As Saunders, a time management coach and author of How to Invest Your Time Like Money, explains, "A simple to-do item might be deciding on a restaurant for lunch with a colleague." Then figure out how much time each task should take. "Put in larger amounts of time for the big tasks," she says, "but still limit the time."

And for the lesser tasks? Be merciless. "For example, I can only spend five to 10 minutes looking for a lunch location. Once the 10 minutes is up, I’ll go with the best option I’ve found," she says. Feel free to reward yourself for sticking with this goal. "Give yourself a reason to end on time," says Saunders, such as having time for dessert at that lunch spot you’ve chosen.



Views on Dispute About High Ropes Course

The author came across the dispute about ropes and poles course in Palmerston North in a news this morning, and the main content is as following: A high ropes course was proposed to be built on Palmerston North's Railway Land, and some city Councillors voted against allowing the course because they think it would be a death trap for young people on their way home from pubs at night; while others supported allowing planning to go ahead.

Putting aside the argument on whether the licence was got at a proper cost, the main point of the dispute can be got as whether Palmerston North should refuse the high ropes course, which may be a hazard  for drunk young people.

Reason to against the facility is scary, but the author couldn't agree with the supporters any more, and one of them, Cr Jim Jefferies said concerns about safety were part of the "bubble wrap society", where young people were deprived of taking risks and did not have enough opportunities to development physical skills and confidence.

Actually, dispute about whether to build High Ropes Course is common in may other places, and safety always is a key point. It's necessary for us to take safety as top concern, but as what quoted above, it's unwise to deprive young people's of challenge themselves. 

"If we were that worried about safety we should close the skate park, and pull out all our sculptures. We might as well put fences around everything and stay inside our houses in case the kids fall over" Someone said.

Now come to the dispute in Palmerston North itself, the key problem is how to prevent young people from getting drunk at night rather than boycotting the construction of challenge high ropes course, from the perspective of the author. And according to experience, participants of the high ropes course can be surely safe as long as they are protected by qualified safety system.

Outdoor Rope Course Foundation is necessary in some project site

One Kind of CE Certified PPE

Experiential Education

Experiential Education is a philosophy that informs many methodologies, in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused on reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities." Experiential education is the term for the philosophy and educational progressivism is the movement which it informed. 

Experiential educators include teachers, camp counselors, corporate team builders, therapists, challenge course practitioners, environmental educators, guides, instructors, coaches, mental health professionals . . . It is often utilized in many disciplines and settings: Non-formal education, Place-based education, Project-based education, Global education, Environmental education, Student-centered education, Informal education, Active learning, Service learning, Cooperative learning and Expeditionary learning.

There is no better way to understand the impact of experiential education and these outdoor programs than through the eyes of the students themselves.
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